gunnar (5598) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared ar RBNAG-11 at Haandbryggeriet, Drammen. Pours deep red/orange with a tiny white head. Aroma of sour berries and citrussy strong lemonade. Taste is those sour berries, powerful and intense, notes of wood. Oily mouthfeel, interesting but a bit too sharp yet.
Palme (3474) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5l bottle @ RBNAG11 - Haandbryggeriet, Drammen courtesy of OleR. Pours a clouded blood-brown body with a thin bubbly off-white head. The aroma is fruity, light grassy with tones of something lime-sourish and sour strawberries. Not to extreme but quite nice. Average carbonated with a nice oily to sticky mouthfeel. Flavors are also light fruity, some citrus, more both lime and strawberries-sourness. It’s also a bit oaky and woody with a mild dry finish and a light heart burning aftertaste. Good stuff that I think will develop to be great stuff!
Sigmund (5262) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared bottles at HaandBryggeriet. ABV 7%. Reddish brown colour, low head. Strong sourish aroma of crowberries and lemony gueuze, notes of farmhouse. Sour flavour, notes of crowberries and oak. Interesting, but will probably improve with a year or two in a cool cellar.
espenra (880) - Kurland, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle at the brewery. Brewed 2010-03-06. Bottled 2011-09-06. Hazy amber orange colour. No head. Aroma is bitter and sour, but with some sweet notes. Wild yeast, berries. Flavour is bitter and slightly sour, but not intensly sour. Lots of berries, citrus and some acidious notes. Medium long aftertaste.
Geokkjer (5967) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
World premiere@Haandbryggeriet. Thanks OleR. Pours amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of sour berries, malt,some vinegar and wood. Flavor is sweet and sour with some malt,caramel and vinegar. Medium body, average carbonation. Nice sour.